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There are three different ways of installing GRAMPS on Mac OS X. The linked pages provide step by step instructions.
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A fully packaged binary application for Gramps on Mac is available (Intel only, yet) and is described at [[Using Gramps on Apple Mac]].
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There are at least three different ways of installing GRAMPS from source on Mac OS X. The linked pages provide step by step instructions.
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=== GTK-OSX version ===
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The GTK-OSX version is the newest port, and least unlike a Mac native application. It is the one described at [[Using Gramps on Apple Mac]]. The build requires the [http://developer.apple.com/TOOLS/Xcode/ Apple Xcode] toolset, which is free. A single zip file provides the build environment, and one double-click in Finder does the build, ending up with a runnable packaged gramps application on the Desktop. Admin permission is not required. Sudo is not required. X11 is not required. The build takes about an hour on a modern iMac.
  
 
=== MacPorts X11 version ===
 
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=== Native version ===
A native version of GRAMPS is under development.  This version will not require X11 and so will look more 'Mac like' and integrate better with the OS X desktop.
 
 
The new project is described at [[Mac gtk-osx port]]. Patches to GRAMPS to fix some of the issues are being included for version 3.1.3/3.2.x.  However it is still a work in progress and not recommended for daily use.  There is no  binary release so you will have to compile it yourself from source.
 
  
 
An older attempt on PPC mac is described [[native Mac OS X|here]]
 
An older attempt on PPC mac is described [[native Mac OS X|here]]
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The X11 MacPorts option is very straight forward.  The other options may be more complicated.
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The GTK-OSX option can build Gramps from source on the Desktop without typing a single character! The X11 MacPorts option is very straight forward.  The other options may be more complicated.

Revision as of 04:52, 29 July 2009


A fully packaged binary application for Gramps on Mac is available (Intel only, yet) and is described at Using Gramps on Apple Mac.

There are at least three different ways of installing GRAMPS from source on Mac OS X. The linked pages provide step by step instructions.

GTK-OSX version

The GTK-OSX version is the newest port, and least unlike a Mac native application. It is the one described at Using Gramps on Apple Mac. The build requires the Apple Xcode toolset, which is free. A single zip file provides the build environment, and one double-click in Finder does the build, ending up with a runnable packaged gramps application on the Desktop. Admin permission is not required. Sudo is not required. X11 is not required. The build takes about an hour on a modern iMac.

MacPorts X11 version

MacPorts is a packaging system for automatically downloading, compiling and installing Unix software on Mac OS X. It makes the process simple and almost entirely automatic.

See Mac OS X MacPorts on the installation process.

Fink X11 version

Similar to MacPorts, see Mac OS X fink.

Native version

An older attempt on PPC mac is described here

Questions

Are there any other options?

(1) Virtual Server

Another option is to install a virtual server on your Mac (like VMware Fusion), create a virtual machine running Linux, and install GRAMPS in there. A Gnome based distro like Ubuntu would be a good choice for the Linux system.

(2) Compile GRAMPS from source without a package manager

If you have all of the dependent libraries installed already, this should be possible. Just download the .tar.gz file, unpack it, and follow the INSTALL instructions.

(3) Bootcamp

If you have Bootcamp installed, you can use the Windows version of GRAMPS.

Is this going to be too complicated for me?

The GTK-OSX option can build Gramps from source on the Desktop without typing a single character! The X11 MacPorts option is very straight forward. The other options may be more complicated.